Contact us

For more information on Victoria Hall Volunteers, please call Fran Richardson 905-372-4964 or contact 


Schedule of Victoria Hall Volunteers meetings and events in 2018:

Mon. Jan. 22 Annual General Meeting
Mon. Feb. 19 General Meeting
Mon. March 26 General Meeting
Thurs. April 5 "Cobourg's Gilded Age"
Mon.  April 23 General Meeting
Fri. May 11 "Wine Tasting Event"
Mon. May 28 General Meeting
Mon. Jun 25  "Summer Social"
Tues Sept 18 "The Restoration of Victoria Hall"
Mon. Sept. 24 General Meeting
Wed. Oct. 10 "Food Farms Tour & Tasting"
Mon. Oct. 22  General Meeting
Mon. Nov. 26 "Christmas Social"

All meetings begin at 7.30 pm with refreshments beforehand in the Citizens' Forum, Victoria Hall,

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Who we are

Victoria Hall in Cobourg was threatened with demolition in 1971. Fortunately, the building was saved and a major restoration was completed in 1983. Victoria Hall is recognized as a National Historic Site.

The Victoria Hall Volunteers (originally the Volunteer Women’s Committee of Victoria Hall) was formed in 1975 to help with the fundraising during the restoration and raised $50,000.  Since the completion of the restoration we have continued on as a registered charitable organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the heritage and historical aspects of Victoria Hall. We achieve this mandate through advocacy, activities, tours, education and fundraising events.

We are a group of women who meet at 7:00 pm. on the fourth Monday of each month in the Citizens’ Forum, Victoria Hall. We welcome new members.

For more information on the history of Victoria Hall, visit: Ontario Heritage Trust

What we do

Victoria Hall Volunteers host tours, wine tastings, shows, speakers, dinners and other activities which are fun to plan and form the basis of our fundraising. Each event is created and produced by Victoria Hall Volunteers, often with the help of partners in the community. Our events have the reputation of being exceptional and enjoyable for guests and volunteers alike. We participate in public events such as Ontario Doors Open. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the official opening of Victoria Hall, the Victoria Hall Volunteers hosted a Grand Ball in May, 2010.

With the funds we raise, we have been able to contribute substantially to the restoration of Victoria Hall’s Clock Tower. For the Concert Hall our gifts include two superb pianos, electronic blinds for the 22 windows, concert seating and banquet chairs. A new floor and lighting system in the Art Gallery of Northumberland, located on the third floor, have improved the visitor experience. These are a few examples of our contributions. In all, Victoria Hall Volunteers have raised more than $350,000.


President Fran Richardson
Past President Janette Johnston
Vice President Leona Woods
Recording Secretary Barbara Tait
Corresponding Secretary Ruth Easton
Treasurer Marlynne Warling